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WHERE’S PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING?

By Pete Moore On August 7th, 2020 at 7:05 pm

This is a bit cryptic. The President alludes to rich enemies (undoubtedly he has rich enemies) and that he might be out of action for a while. I have no idea. Does anyone else?

And why has he painted his face gold?

WHERE’S PRITI?

By Pete Moore On August 7th, 2020 at 6:40 pm

I was promised a fascist Home Secretary. I was lied to. Hundreds of illegal immigrants have been crossing the English Channel, every day for months now. These are invasion level inursions by illegals who have no right to be here. The French wave them on and UK Border Farce picks them up. A life of welfare crack is assured because hardly any get kicked back out.

The Navy could be called in to help reduce the number of illegal migrants crossing the Channel after 235 reached the UK in a new record for a single day.

Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, has ordered a review of the UK’s current sea capability in the Channel, which could see the Navy recalled to help tackle the situation for the first time since her predecessor, Sajid Javid, requested military aid last January.

More taxi boats to Blighty! The incompetence is staggering. What on Earth is the Royal Navy going to do except pick up yet more illegals? The only way to stop the invasion, the only possible way, is to reduce the incentives because incentives matter. Australia has heroically demonstrated the way. It stopped all vessels containing illegals, put them on an island in the Pacific and then kicked their arses back the way they came. Australia has no problem with illegals as a result. It changed the incentives.

There is no good reason for not abolishing all welfare for illegals and for not towing them back to France when discovered. Anything less is craven humiliation by a government which isn’t serious.

POLAND NURTURES THE FUTURE

By Pete Moore On August 6th, 2020 at 4:50 pm

How beautiful and uplifting: Poland is adding Latin to its core curriculum.

This includes “understanding Greco-Roman heritage as the conceptual and material foundation of Western civilisation and Polish culture”, as well as “awareness of the long-lasting endurance of the values engendered on the basis of Greek and Roman cultures, enriched by the Judeo-Christian element”.

I’m moved to tears at such wisdom. Meanwhile, “community leaders” in Chicago demand an end to history lessons, “until an alternative is found”. Poland has  a future. Chicago, not so much.

LUCKY MICHELLE

By Pete Moore On August 6th, 2020 at 4:44 pm

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has said she is suffering from “low-grade depression” because of the pandemic, racial injustice and the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.

She’s taking it rather well. Most commies out there appear to have been completely deranged since 2916.

SOMETHING SMELLS

By Pete Moore On August 6th, 2020 at 4:32 pm

Fifty million face masks bought by the government in April will not be used in the NHS because of safety concerns.

The government says the masks, which use ear-loop fastenings rather than head loops, may not fit tightly enough.

They were bought for healthcare workers from supplier Ayanda Capital as part of a £252m contract […]

It has emerged that the person who originally approached the government about the deal was a government trade adviser who also advises the board of Ayanda.

At first glance this doesn’t pass the smell test. I can imagine Matt Hancock signing it off but he’s mediocre. Someone made a ton of money before they were examined and found to have ear loops? Nah. In the end it’s all about the one way in which government spends money: it’s someone else’s money spent on other people, so those doing the spending are never too choosy about what gets delivered.

We’re hardly likely to get our money back on the bedwetter aftermarket either. Thanks to entrepreneurs and markets the country is awash with face-nappies. They’re as cheap as chips. I walked through a shopping centre this morning and they even have face mask vending machines. The next time you’re in a supermarket have a look at the amount of hand sanitiser on the shelves as well. Markets and entrepreneurs respond so fast to price signals and needs. No need for rationing or price controls, just let markets work. Mind you, dolphins will be eating discarded masks for years as the seas become gloppy with sanitiser.

THE WORST PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE

By Pete Moore On August 5th, 2020 at 5:31 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City would start implementing checkpoints across the five boroughs to help enforce Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s quarantine order for travelers from viral hotspots, citing the ongoing national COVID threat.

There’s an attached map in the link. Travellers from most of the US to NYC will have to quarantine for 14 days. So people will either flout the rules or not bother going to NYC.

Lest we forget, De Blasio urged New Yorkers to to “get out on the town despite coronavirus” on 2nd March. And shootings are up 277% because De Blasio emptied the prisons and pulled back the police, but there are plenty to guard his dumb mural outside Trump Tower.

TOUM RAIDER

By Pete Moore On August 5th, 2020 at 5:14 pm

Almost all news from and about Lebanon is bad. So a good word instead: Lebanese food is sensational. If you don’t know it then you really must start checking it out. The climate, landscape and cultures down the ages have come together in meats, vegetables and herbs and spices which are unbelievably mouth watering. In fact you can get a taster in your own kitchen by making “toum”, a garlic sauce/dip, in a few minutes. I make this a lot because it’s like crack to me. This lady explains it, and a couple of pointers below –

Toum is sensational with all meats, but especially with grilled meats. Try a lamb kebab, crisp salad, drizzle of lemon juice and toum. If you want to cut the garlic’s pungency you can add mint.

I use grapeseed oil because it’s neutral and really allows the garlic to pop out. You can keep it in the fridge for up to about five days. I’ve never done so because I get through it quickly.

AND THE MOSQUES?

By Pete Moore On August 5th, 2020 at 3:42 pm

This country is governed by Covid bedwetters, and they’ve gone completely round the twist.

Local authorities will be able to order the demolition of buildings at the centre of coronavirus outbreaks under draconian powers to contain a potential second wave.

Cars, buses, trains and aeroplanes could also be destroyed subject to the approval of magistrates.

Mad. Genuinely mad. The people who have got so much wrong continue to get so much wrong. All these new powers they’ve given themselves, these stupid laws and rules which they’ve dreamed up these last few months; none of them will ever be repealed or quashed. Vast liberties have been lost to a ruling class which has gone absolutely bonkers.

THERE’S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP …

By Pete Moore On August 4th, 2020 at 8:37 pm

There is intense speculation in the Spanish media about the whereabouts of embattled ex-King Juan Carlos, after his shock announcement on Monday that he was leaving the country.

The 82-year-old, who is targeted by a corruption probe, announced the move in a letter posted on the royal website […]

In the letter, the former monarch wrote that he was leaving “in the face of the public repercussions that certain past events in my private life are generating” and in the hope of allowing his son to carry out his functions as king with “tranquillity”.

Kings have a nicely understated way of putting it. I don’t know the details of accusations against the erstwhile Spanish king. I’m sure they are serious. However he remains available “if prosecutors needed to speak to him”. That’s quite a generous offer, really.

WALLOP

By Pete Moore On August 4th, 2020 at 6:20 pm

An explosion in Beirut this afternoon. The ultra-loons are all over it. No, it wasn’t a nuclear weapon. It was a warehouse full of fireworks and it went off with quite a bang.  Who stockpiles fireworks in Beirut?

If you think that fireworks can’t do that, I give you the Enschede fireworks disaster, in the Netherlands, twenty years ago.